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Trump calls for a return to the moon. Don’t start packing

THE EASIEST PART ABOUT GOING TO THE moon is, well, going to the moon. Once you’ve got funding and a crew, and a rocket and spacecraft on the launchpad, just gas up and go. We did it before, and we can do it again.

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